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Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Page: 11534


Mr MORRISON (4:09 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.


The SPEAKER —Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?


Mr MORRISON —Yes.


The SPEAKER —Please proceed.


Mr MORRISON —Earlier today the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government made a number of remarks suggesting that I had said certain things. I note that the minister did not refer to any specific quotations, because he would have been unable to do that in terms of the implication of what he said. My statement was fairly clear on these matters. I have not begrudged the people of Wollongong one dollar. I have simply tried to make the point that when handing out taxpayers’ money there should be accountability and there should be performance on reform in the future. If anybody should be apologising to Wollongong, it is Labor.